Posts Tagged ‘Jewish community’

Super Sunday Telethon Tradition

Jewish Federation marks its 38th year of the Super Sunday telethon. By Becky Hurvitz The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit has a lot of traditions, not uncommon for an organization that’s been around for 120 years. But one tradition in particular has become a true favorite, bringing in dollars and building community since 1981— and…

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community members at GPJC

The Grosse Pointe Jewish Council’s 30th Anniversary

Grosse Pointe Jewish Council celebrates a milestone. Photos courtesy of GPJC The Grosse Pointe Jewish Council (GPJC) celebrated its 30th anniversary around Chanukah with an extravaganza complete with music, food and entertainment. The GPJC has grown to 150 families and is an invaluable resource for the small but dedicated members of the Grosse Pointe Jewish…

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The Well & JN’s 36 Under 36: Eli Boyer

Eli Boyer is owner/operator of the award-winning Voyager restaurant in Ferndale, as well as Lovers Only and Iggy’s Eggies in Detroit’s Capitol Park. A 33-year-old native of West Bloomfield, Eli, his wife, Kimberly, and their daughters, Joey and Charlie, live in Huntington Woods. From a young age, Eli was raised as an active member of…

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Rabbi Boruch Cohen

Coming Together at 36 Mystics

A place for Jews of all stripes to gather in Birmingham. Rob Streit Special to the Jewish News Fostering community is something of a Jewish specialty. Jews across the world have put down roots, bringing tradition and history in tow. Community provides a sense of place, self and continuity. Rabbi Boruch Cohen and wife, Ita…

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During Go Blue and White Day in support of Israel at U-M, these students show their enthusiasm.

Jewish@edu – Learning Firsthand

Michigan Hillel chair grows from experiences on campus with anti-Semitism. I was fortunate to grow up in what my friends and I endearingly call “the Jewish bubble” of West Bloomfield. Growing up in an area with a large Jewish population, I had the opportunity to come to love and be proud of my Jewish identity,…

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brightly lit up ten with shoes by the door to the tent in a dark outside setting.

Keeping the Tent Open

Detroit Jews need to balance security concerns with an open and welcoming culture. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Jewish America may have changed on Saturday, Oct. 27, when 11 worshippers were gunned down at a Pittsburgh synagogue, but the perspective of the Security Department of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is the same as it…

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Downtown Detroit

Why Aren’t More Jews Coming Here?

The Contours of Our Jewish Community: Snapshots From the 2018 Population Study Editor’s Note: Each week, the Jewish News will offer insights into the findings of the 2018 Detroit Jewish Population Study with the intent of stimulating discussion about its potential meaning and impact. Growing job market. Relatively low cost of living. Inexpensive opportunities for…

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open book and a tray with tea and flowers and a lit candle with some fairy lights around it on a blanket on a bed.

8 Tips to Take Care of Yourself After a Tragedy

These eight self-care tips will help you through a tragedy As all of you probably know, 11 members of Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill Jewish community were senselessly killed by a white supremacist this past Saturday, October 27. A few days before, yet another white supremacist fatally shot two black Americans at a Kentucky grocery store. With…

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Ruby Robinson, activist, advocate, attorney

Attorney On The Frontline

Meet Ruby Robinson, trusted counselor and advocate for immigrant rights. Vivian Henoch Special to the Jewish News Given the focus and controversies over immigration, it’s got to be the best of times — or the worst of times — to be an attorney in the practice of immigration law. For some clarity, we turn to…

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The collectible, easy-to-build TAIT Turbo Flyer is made of balsa — thicker wood and better aerodynamics than the ones we had as kids.

Taking Flight

Audrey Elkus returns to Detroit to help TAIT Design Co. soar. Chris Harrison Special to the Jewish News Above: The collectible, easy-to-build TAIT Turbo Flyer is made of balsa — thicker wood and better aerodynamics than the ones we had as kids. As I browsed TAIT Design Co.’s online store, I found myself amazed at their…

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